Super Wild Card Weekend is over, and it had some crazy moments as expected. My record was 4-2 with my losses came at the hands of NFC East teams. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Philadelphia Eagles easily to advance to the Divisional Round. The San Francisco 49ers went into AT&T Stadium and beat the Dallas Cowboys to advance to the Divisional Round. Unfortunately, I had the Cowboys and Eagles advancing and that didn’t work out. The Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals advance to the Divisional Round in the AFC. Besides the Buccaneers and 49ers, the Rams also advanced to the next round. The Packers host the 49ers and the Rams travel to Tampa in this round. In the AFC, the Titans host the Bengals while the Bills head to Buffalo in the Division Round. Who advances to the Conference Championships next weekend?
We start things off in Tennessee as the Titans will host the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals enjoyed their first playoff win in over 30 years last week with their win over Raiders. Joe Burrow has arguably been the hottest QB in the league over the last month. The Bengals will need to protect Burrow from the aggressive defensive line of the Titans. If Burrow can get the ball out of his hands quickly this Cincinnati team has a shot. With Tennessee, they had the bye week, and we all wonder how they will respond. The big question for Tennessee has to be the availability of Derrick Henry coming into this game. He’s looked good in practice, but will he do enough for him to play? I’m assuming he plays meaning I’m going with the Titans. Tennessee Win 26-17
The Saturday Night game is the first Divisional Round matchup in the NFC. The San Francisco 49ers will travel to Lambeau Field to meet the Green Bay Packers. The 49ers are coming off a hard-fought win over the Cowboys in Dallas. Jimmy Garoppolo is coming into this game with a shoulder issue which could change things. Garoppolo and Fred Warner were injured in the game against the Cowboys and have been limited at practice. The Pacers are like the Titans coming off their bye week. Will the bye week help or hurt the top team in the NFC against the Niners? The Packers will get a lot of help heading into the Divisional Round matchup on both sides. Can the returning players help the Packers advance? I’m going with the Packers to edge the 49ers. Green Bay Win 30-20
The first game on Sunday will take place in Tampa. The Los Angeles Rams will make the cross country trip to the south the face the Buccaneers. The Rams are coming off an impressive performance and beating the Cardinals 34-11 to advance. When the Rams play to their potential, they are one of the hardest teams to beat. They have stars on both sides of the ball and if Matthew Stafford can avoid mistakes, they are dangerous. Can they upset the Bucs? Tampa Bay has to be hoping to have Leonard Fournette for this game. The style of running could help them a lot against this Rams defense. Despite having the GOAT, Tom Brady this is the game he will miss having Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown. I’m picking the Rams for the upset over the Bucs. Los Angeles Win 34-27
The final game of the weekend will see the Buffalo Bills head to Kansas City to meet the Chiefs. The Bills are coming off an impressive win over the Patriots to advance. Buffalo beat this same Chiefs team on the road earlier in the season 38-20. Buffalo was looked at as the leading contender to advance to the Super Bowl from the AFC. If the Bills play the way they did in their game against New England they should win. Will the Bills beat the Chiefs for the second time this season? Kansas City is looking to advance to their 4th consecutive AFC title game. The Chiefs have looked like the best team over the last three months. If the defense can contain Josh Allen, they should win this one. Patrick Mahomes will lead the Chiefs to victory over the Bills. Kansas City Win 31-27
Tennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Green Bay Packers vs. Los Angeles Rams